Specialist Teachers

 

                                                              Term Two

Visual & Media Arts

Foundation: All about me!!

Students will investigate how artists depict people in portraits, with a focus on self-portraiture. Students will learn how to represent themselves using their image (portrait) and objects that are important to them. Students will explore how colour, texture, line and shape can be employed to express ideas about themselves, producing drawings and paintings in various media.

Grades One & Two: Paint It!

Students will investigate how artists make marks on a page, with a focus on paint experimentation. Students will be are inspired by an array of different artists, from Gerhard Richter to botanical illustrators. Their artwork is presented in the form of accessible and interesting projects.

Grades Three & Four: Art Rage

Students will look at artworks by Piet Mondrian and Wassily Kandinsky to appreciate the ways through which artists have used colour, line, shape and texture. Using these elements, students will create abstract paintings, relief sculptures and collages, representing aspects of the environment and faces.

Grades Five & Six: My Identity

Students will explore their own identity in an artwork. They will seek inspiration in self-portraits by Australian painters who include symbols of their identity. Students will combine drawing, painting, collage and printing in a mixed media artwork, discovering how artworks can be built up through layering images.

Throughout the term, the students will also be involved in school wide collaborative artworks.

Hannah Giacomini

Visual/Media Arts Teacher


Indonesian

Hai! Selamat datang ke kelas Indonesia! (Hi, welcome to the Indonesian class!)

Foundation

This term’s focus is on Binatang - Animals. Through the book Di mana domba hijau? (Where’s the green sheep?) and songs like Pak MacDonald punya ladang (Old MacDonald had a farm), students will be learning the words for different animals in Indonesian. They will be learning colours and basic numbers through drawing, songs & traditional folktales. By the end of term two, students will be able to begin to count in Indonesian (1-5), know basic greetings, colours & animals.

Grades 1/2

This term’s focus is on Layang- layang - Kites. Students will be learning about the importance of kites for recreation in Indonesia and explore the cultural significance of kite- flying, looking particularly at the Bali Kite Festival. This unit reinforces colours and numbers as well as building new vocabulary, including shapes and size. Students will learn new songs, poems and games to reinforce the topic.

Grades 3/4

This term’s focus is on Pakaian- Clothing. Students will be learning about traditional Indonesian clothing that varies around the archipelago according to culture, religion and environment. Through this unit, students will learn to describe what they and their friends are wearing using adjectives and pronouns in Indonesian. Students will learn new songs, traditional folktales and games to reinforce the topic.

Grades 5/6

This term’s focus is on Keluarga saya - My Family. We will be learning about traditional families from all around Indonesia and how language changes/affects the way we communicate with others depending on their status in the family. We will be learning vocabulary to introduce our own family members. We will be exploring the Ramayana stories; Indonesian Hindu folktales that are all about the relationship within traditional Indonesian families. With the use of puppets, we will re-tell these stories through a performance for the Foundation cohort at the end of the unit.

Sampai bertemu di kelas Bahasa Bu Kimber! (See you at Bu Kimber's Indonesian class!)

Beth Kimber

Indonesian Teacher


                                                             Term One

Performing Arts
This year, during Performing Arts, students will be learning about music, dance and drama. During music lessons, students will have the opportunity to play different instruments to learn about beat and rhythm. Students that already play an instrument will be given the opportunity to extend their music understanding and learn to play different instruments.

During dance lessons, students will have the opportunity to learn dances such as ‘The Nutbush’, ‘Heel Toe Polka’ and the ‘Macarena’.  Students will also have the opportunity to watch videos of different dances from theatre shows such as ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Aladdin’.  Students will also be given the opportunity to build on the understanding of dance to choreograph a short routine to be performed for their class.

During drama lessons, students will be involved in playing lots of improvisation games including ‘Alien, Tiger, Cow’, ‘One Word Story’ and ‘Questions Only’ to encourage teamwork and to develop every students’ confidence when performing in front of an audience. Students will be learning how to project their voice and how to show emotion through acting.

Emma Castle

Performing Arts Teacher


Physical Education

FOUNDATION: 

To start the year off - our Foundation students will begin developing basic movement patterns and skills, such as hopping, skipping, jumping, crawling and rolling.  Students will also begin to identify feelings experienced during and after physical education.  

Students will be introduced to a number of minor games and begin to understand the role of rules and fair play.

Term one is set to be a Summer Sensation with lots of laughs and enjoyment, Don’t forget your hats and water bottles.

 

GRADE 1 / 2: 

Starting the year off on the right foot and getting our bodies all warmed up to participate is our focus in the first couple of weeks. Students will be introduced to a variety of warmups and stretches before each session, as well discussing the benefits of participating in physical activity.

The major Fundamental Motor Skill this term will be vertical jumping and running.

Students will be introduced to number of minor games, and will as develop game play and game reading in already familiar games.

Term one is set to be a scorcher, so don’t forget your hats and water bottles.

 

GRADE 3 / 4:   

Welcome to Grade 3 / 4 – it’s set to be a busy start to the year! Firstly, our students have the opportunity to make the Wandong Primary Swim Team. With trials taking place in the second week, we wish all interested students the best of luck.

Term one will have a major focus on the Fundamental Motor Skill – Running. In preparation for Term two Cross Country.

Students will undertake a variety of ball handling skills and drills throughout the term, developing their overarm throwing and catching skills.

Our Grade 3 / 4 Students will also participate in weekly Unit Sport sessions, at LB Davern Reserve and Wandong Memorial Stadium. These sessions will take place every Friday after recess. We welcome any parents that would like to come and get involved. (Please sign in at the office).

 

GRADE 5 / 6:

Welcome seniors, you’re in for a crazy busy term one. Firstly, our students have the opportunity to make the Wandong Primary Swim Team. With trials taking place in the second week, we wish all interested students the best of luck. Students will undertake a variety of ball handling skills and drills throughout the term, consolidating and establishing their overarm throwing and catching skills.

In preparation for term two Cross Country, students will continue to focus on their running style and will be given the opportunity to train and practise for the WPS X-Cross Country.

Our Grade 5 / 6 Students will also participate in weekly Unit Sport sessions, at LB Davern Reserve and Wandong Memorial Stadium. During these sessions, students will train with their Interschool Sport Teams in preparation for the Summer Sports Tournament. These sessions will take place every Friday morning. We welcome any parents that would like to come and get involved. (Please sign in at the office).


Cal Fearn

Physical Education Teacher